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Late Summer Soiree: A Healcrest Hafla


Yalla Habibi!

Come celebrate late summer and new beginnings with the amazing sounds of Amun Raqs, Street Foods, Healcrest TeaPops, open dance, and surprises!

LateSoiree

Join us 7pm At Healcrest Urban Farm 5200 Hillcrest St. Garfield, PA. RSVP here at http://www.healcresturbanfarm.com/events.html or contact healcresturbanfarm@gmail.com.

Come and feel free to share food, drink, chairs, music, dance, smiles, hugs, and laughs! $5

Hafla: a celebration with music, dance, and food; a party for bellydancers

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Join Us This Weekend for a Slew of SUMMER Fun!

TeaPop Shop POP-UPS and Farm CLASSES to Say Good-Bye to July!

  • JUL 26th –  9:30pm Quantum Theatre Social Q Happy Hour, Pittsburgh, PA
  • JUL 27th –  12-5pm Steel City Mods vs Rockers vintage motorcycle and scooter rally Millvale, PA
  • JUL 27th – Farm Class – SAT 7pm-10pm – The Art of Luscious – aphrodisiac truffle making & bellydance
  • JUL 28th 12-5pm Bakery Square Sunday Marketplace, East End, Pittsburgh, PA
  • JUL 29th Awesome Pittsburgh Party, Bayardstown, Strip District, PGH
  • JUL 30th – Farm Class – TUES 6-9pm – Fermentation Basics with Natalya

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July 24, 2013 · 12:11 pm

The Art of Luscious – a workshop of aphrodisiac truffles, and bellydance


The Art of Luscious - a workshop of aphrodisiac truffles, and bellydance

Kick off your weekend with social dancing and soulful delights. We welcome you to come dance, relax, eat, greet, and enjoy.

Come to Healcrest for an experience of your senses! Delight in the aromas of the herb gardens, the soundscape of the urban wilderness, taste the terroir, and sway with the flora.

Join Michelle Soto for Adaptodisiac Truffles! Adaptogens- help your body respond to stress! Aphrodisiacs- increase sexual desire!

Together we will formulate the truffle your body needs most! Truffles are all VEGAN, SUGAR FREE, and absolutely delicious. Everyone will have opportunities to sample and take home these yummy treats.

Follow your senses from taste buds to belly with some community style bellydance. Join Dana Launius for a basic lesson, delight in your body and enjoy some open dancing. You’re invited to an evening of earthly enjoyment.

Join us JUL 27th, SAT 7pm-10pm at Healcrest Urban Farm 5200 Hillcrest St. Garfield, PA. Register at http://www.healcresturbanfarm.com/classes.html or contact healcresturbanfarm@gmail.com. Cost: $15

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July 22, 2013 · 10:15 pm

Healcrest On The Farm Fest!


Healcrest On The Farm Fest!

Join Us at the Farm for a Tea Time Mini-Fest
Sunday MAY 19th, 3pm-6pm

We invite you to take an urban trek to our little natural oasis in the East End. If you haven’t seen the farm yet or enjoyed a Tea-Pop this is the perfect opportunity to come visit us.

Come see what’s blooming and growing at Healcrest. Enjoy the scenery, aromas, and soundscape. Walk, Lounge, Mingle, Play, Learn, Enjoy!

We’ll Have Farm Tours, Play Area, and a Mini Market Including –
— Tea-Pops
— Hot and Cold tea
— Seedlings
— and more…

HEALCREST URBAN FARM – Garfield, PGH, 5200 Hillcrest St.
the corner or Hillcrest and N. Pacific

Contact us at healcresturbanfarm@gmail.com and visit our website at http://www.healcresturbanfarm.com

*all proceeds support Healcrest projects

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May 13, 2013 · 11:06 pm

ANNOUNCING: Healcrest Tea-Pop Shop at PGH Public Market!!


ANNOUNCING: Healcrest Tea-Pop Shop at PGH Public Market!!

We are so excited to announce Healcrest Tea-pop Shop will be at Pittsburgh Public Market the 2nd weekend of every month!

Beginning APR 12th-14th, 10am-5pm
TEA-POP SEASONAL MENU
– Coconut Chai Pop
– ChocoMint Condition
– Apple Butter Better
– Everyday Pear
– Cherry Surprise

Come by have a pop and say hi!

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April 9, 2013 · 12:20 pm

Healcrest Tea & Tisane @ IMI Market This Weekend


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Tanger Taste & Style Experience – FASHION, FOOD, FUN!

04/13/2013 to 04/14/2013
It’s a fabulous weekend of great style, good tastes and flavorful deals that gives new meaning to the term FASHION PLATE!  Celebrate the season’s best new FASHION, FOOD & FUN! 

Gourmet Food Trucks, April 13 & 14th from 12noon – 5pm
All weekend, tantalizing treats will excite our shoppers as they choose from a variety of the best, unique, and totally cool local gourmet food trucks including:

BRGR: gourmet hamburgers and handcrafted milkshakes
Dozen Dessert Truck: pastries, cupcakes, ice cream (and ice cream sandwiches)
Oh My Grill: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches
  Alternative: chicken wings, pulled pork,loaded fries, burgers, hot dogs
Bella Christie & Lil’Z’s Sweet Boutique: gourmet apples, cheesecake, whoopie pies
The Steer and Wheel: all-natural gourmet hamburger combinations and fries
  Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck:  homemade varieties of pierogi’s, haluski, stuffed cabbage
Moore’s Hot Dogs:  loaded/gourmet hot dogs with unique toppings
Penn Brewery:  Pork sliders and beer sampling (Sunday only)

Wine Tastings, Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon- 5 pm
 J & D Wine Cellars and Greenhouse Winery (Saturday only)

Pittsburgh Pirates Pierogi Mascot Appearance – Saturday, 3 – 4 pm
All 4 of our favorites will join the festivities – Oliver Onion, Cheese Chester, Jalapeno Hannah, and Sauerkraut Saul

George & Tom Mascot Appearance from Washington Jefferson College (W & J College) – Saturday, 1:30 – 3 pm

Kids Kitchen Kreations Korner – Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 3 pm
Fun for the kids with our ‘Kids Kitchen Kreations Korner’ hosted by popular family-fun website/ e-newsletter, Macaroni Kids.

Artisan Marketplace – Saturday & Sunday,  12noon – 5 pm
“I Made It Market” marketplace with offer a wide-variety of local artisans selling their handcrafted merchandise such as flameworked glass wine stoppers, handmade gourmet dog treats, exotic wood wine butlers and cutting boards, unique ceramic housewares with modern aesthetics hand-thrown and fired, soy candles, as well as individual one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry.  Plus, various gourmet specialty treats such as flavorful biscottis, macaroons, pizzelles, carmel/chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows, and more!

Spring “FASHION PLATE” Looks – Fashion Shows – 1:30pm & 4pm (Saturday)
Check-out the latest looks this season from your favorite stores at Tanger Outlets.  Stylish looks with the hottest color palettes and accessories from head-to-toe.

Flavorful Book Selections – Barnes & Noble Booksellers,  12 pm – 5 pm (Saturday)
Browse a variety of books showcasing our local flavors in Pittsburgh and Western PA, and some other “foodie” favorites.

DJ AJ Fresh, 12 noon – 5 pm
Hot music, cool DJ

Caricature Portraits (FREE), 12 noon – 5 pm

Balloon Artist with Balloon FUN!, 1 – 4 pm

Hot Spot Photo Opp with your Favorite “MODELQUINS” from OLD NAVY

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FOOD TRUCK!!!
Awards for the favorite 3 food trucks as selected by YOU! Details when you get there!  “FORK AWARDS” announced at 4 pm on Sunday, 4/14.

A little something for everyone!  Rain or shine.
* Inclement weather may affect some food truck participants.

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New Bees Arrive Spring 2013

The Healcrest Apiary is Buzzing with Activity

We are so fortunate to have 3 groups of folks managing hives at Healcrest. It began last Spring 2012 with Jen and John, and the tradition has continued with Natalya and Dana with new hives this spring season.

Soon Meg will add her hives to the mix and the results will be amazingly delicious!

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April 8, 2013 · 5:22 pm

ANNOUNCING! The Healcrest Urban Farm Tea-pop Shop!


ANNOUNCING! The Healcrest Tea-pop Shop!

ImageLast year Maria Graziani had an inspired idea, what if we combine tea, herbs, fruit, berries, and delicious sweetness in a frozen treat. After some tasty and not-so tasty experimentation Healcrest tea-pops were created. With growing interest in healthy treats, artisanal food, and locally grown produce, things we love in great quantities at Healcrest, we thought what a wonderful novelty item for Pittsburghers to enjoy this coming summer.

Well, WE DID IT!

ImageWe are ecstatic and elated to announce the arrival of the Healcrest Urban Farm cold-plate push cart! With the help from friends and supporters at Awesome Pittsburgh, CatapultPGH and KivaZip Micro-Lending, we made the BIG acquisition. You will recognize it as your standard ice cream or Italian ice cart, locate us by umbrella at your favorite event!

Try all of our seasonal flavors!

Please follow more of this story and watch Healcrest in the NEWS on Pittsburgh’s KDKA and in The Bloomfield-Garfield Bulletin

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When the sun gets hot and the moon gets hazy Good girls go bad


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Summer rainbow over our pot of gold!

And we mean BAAADDDAAASSS!!!!

Us over here in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh have been working tail to head on our gardens. By the end of this post we have harvest 5lbs of rasberries, 2 quarts or more of gigantic sweet blackberries, lavender, chocolate mint, peppermint, spearmint and we are just getting started!!!

Because of our good friends Jen and Jon – we have bees buzzing in their lovely hives, drinking up water and pollinating our crops! Apples and grapes are growing well this year and everything is in bloom!

Can’t wait for greenhouse tomatoes, celery, strawberries, okra, watermelon and fresh in the raised beds – swiss chard, summer squashes, more tomatoes,macha, sweet peppers and more! You can see we are over the hazy moon here at Healcrest!

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Dried Lavender for final inspection

Dana, fresh off the job market – is taken her hours to cultivate Healcrest and get orders out on Etsy! If your a loyal Etsyian – feel free to email us or ask any question – we will surely answer you as swift as we can.

Remember to check out our products on Etsy

http://www.thehealingmoon.etsy.com

We planted brand new gardens to increase the amount of medicinal and culinary herbs we produce for our products and eventually for bulk sale. On our list now:

Lavender           Calendula

Borage             Bee Balm

Red Clover       Lemon Verbena

Rosemary        Sage

Chocolate Min   Mountain Mint

Spearmint       CatMint

CatNip             Motherwort

Mugwort         Mullein

Lemon Balm   Rugosa Rose

Rasberry Leaf  Blackberry Leaf

Bamboo Leaf   Chamomile

Chaste Berry   Nettles

Comfrey

And the amounts we have of this will just expand each year! Now please enjoy the pictures as they tell the 1000 words better than I ever could!

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May Red Clover Harvest with toddler farmer

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Mint, Lavender, Mullein and Greenhouse!

First summer harvest of herbs

Brand new herb garden being irrigated

Into the dryer the red clover goes!

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The Healing Moon CSA Share


More info on the TheHealingMoon Herbal CSA.

A share would consist of:

  1. 3 herbal teas (different each time)
    1. Everyday Tea, Rising Up at Dawn, Internally Healthy, Goddess Tea, Gentle High Vitamin, BabyHeal, Pure Rasberry, Coconut Chai Herbal, HealFast
  2. 2 herbal extracts (non-alchoholic tinctures)
    1. PureGinger, FeverReducer, AllergenEase, Anti-Rheumatic, StressDown, WomanWarrior
  3. 3 (3oz) single herb packets with usage info
  4. 2 healing salves
    1. Deep Winter Healing Salve, Childrens Vapor Rub, Vegan Belly Balm, Vegan LipBalm, BlackPaw Anti-fungal Salve
  5. Fresh Herbs when in season
    1. basil, rosemary, lemon balm, rasberry leaf, blackberry leaf, motherwort, mugwort, comfrey, nettles

All would be contained in a plantable box (either tree or flower seeds) that you can soak and plant in your yard, garden etc.

3 pick-up dates (either at Healcrest or potentially E.Liberty F arm Market)

Mondays:

May 28th, July 30th, September 24th, 2012

TheHealingMoon Product Line

Donating to Healcrest to get your Herbal CSA Subscription:

Donate $65 per month for 3 months…………………………… (Made before May 1st, before July 1st and before September 1st

Donate $174 for total cost………………Made before May 1st (10% discount rate)

Donate $180 total cost…………………..Made after May 1st
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CH9B9P43VAEHS

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